raspi raspbian compile ffmpeg

Edit: It is called avconv, duh! You can use this now:


Today I’m setting up a raspi with raspbian and a raspi camera.
After enabling the camera (with rapi-config as root) I wanted to test it wtih ffmpeg.
Which wasn’t there.

In order to compile it from source with h264 support, first install the h264 libs:

git clone git://git.videolan.org/x264
cd x264
./configure --host=arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi --enable-static --disable-opencl
make -j4
sudo make install

I just want video output, so I skipped the audio requirements (or else you should install these now). So I continued with ffmpeg itself:

cd /usr/src
git clone git://source.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.git
cd ffmpeg
sudo ./configure --arch=armel --target-os=linux --enable-gpl --enable-libx264 --enable-nonfree
make -j4
sudo make install

Now you have to wait a long time for it to finish.

Found at: http://www.jeffreythompson.org/blog/2014/11/13/installing-ffmpeg-for-raspberry-pi/

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